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Welcome to LVL1!


  • Danielle, Charles and Kevin Filspart for hosting events
  • Everyone for being here

A little Trivia

No using google

Tonight's Questions

  • What is the only king in a deck of cards without a mustache?
  • How did Alexander the Great solve the puzzle of the Gordion knot?
  • What was the first toy to be advertised on television?
  • Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie co-created which operating system?


  • T-Shirts are on sale after the meeting!!!! see Tiffany

The Tim VanSant Makership LVL1's Makership Program

Note: This program is funded completely through donations and NOT through our membership dues.

We have 2 Makers this month!

  • We currently have enough funds to offer a Makership. Please submit an application to become a member of LVL1! See our treasurer, make a donation.
  • Members: please talk up the Makership to potential new members. Makerships are a good way to interest minorities and women in LVL1. Emphasize the experience and the opportunity. Getting a project done is less important.
  • Makership Application Deadline is the last day of each month @ 11:59 PM.
  • Submit your project for a chance to win 3 months of LVL1 membership and a $100 reimbursement toward your project expenses.
  • Apply at www.lvl1.org/makership. Also, send any questions about how to submit a successful application to www.lvl1.org/makership. We want to award a Makership!
  • If your application is not approved, PLEASE revise and resubmit next month.
  • If you would like to donate ($5/mo) to this worthy cause, see one of the directors and we can set you up!

Broken/Equipment Report

Email Say Something to Someone Broken@lvl1.org

Please make sure that you review the instructions and manual and ask for the training prior to using the equipment.

    • If something is broken or needs to be replaced, please send an email to broken@lvl1.org.
    • Please supply as much information as possible; links to websites or items are GREATLY appreciated. Consumables can be time-consuming to find; broken is not a mind reader!
    • If your project doesn't fit on your shelf, please take it offsite. The boneyard is not your own personal storage shed.

Member's Responsibilities

    • Member hosts are responsible for the space and non-member guests
    • Please make sure guests sign the waiver
    • Member hosts are empowered to ask visitors who do not conduct themselves according to LVL1's policies and community standards to leave.
    • Always leave equipment at least as safe as you found it
    • Do not leave equipment running unattended
    • More details on the Members' List
    • Questions? Please contact a board member

Everybody's Responsibilities

    • If you see something say something
    • If you see something that is wrong, say something! Handle the situation in a calm orderly way.
    • If something is broken, email Broken@lvl1.org
    • Please respect other people's knowledge and expertise.
    • Always leave equipment at least as safe as you found it
    • Do not leave equipment running unattended
    • Do not block access to storage or exits

First Time Visitor Info

'Are there any 1st time Visitors? There will be a tour at the end of the Meeting -- Please sign the waiver of liability

    • Hacker-centric! We Are a Makerspace, Hacking and Making is expected..."
    • Prime Directive Be Excellent to Each other
    • We recommended following CDC guidelines about health and safety
    • Minors must be attended by Parent/Guardian!

LVL1 Means of Communication

    • Our website / calendar is www.lvl1.org
    • Meeting Minutes, equipment information, and projects on our wiki: wiki.lvl1.org
    • Sign up for our Google Group discussion list https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/lvl1
    • Google Hangout https://hangouts.google.com/group/KrvEvKVKapRzznlh2
    • Facebook, Twitter, Meetup
    • learn@lvl1.org - Want to learn something new, get some equipment training, or host a workshop? Want to help facilitate any of these things?
    • broken@lvl1.org - Something broken? Does something need to be restocked?
    • upgrades@lvl1.org - ideas for space upgrades? Send them here! or just do it!
    • directors@lvl1.org - Need to contact those who are ostensibly "in charge"?

Culture of Cleanliness

  • Please clean up your mess and keep the space usable for your fellow hackers!!!
  • Please do not take the furniture outside!
  • Get a FREE Clorox Wipe! Clean all the surfaces!
  • We have an Amazon Smile account. PLEASE USE! Shop at smile.amazon.com and tell them we are your favorite non-profit! LVL1 gets .05% back from each purchase at no extra cost to you!

Upcoming Events

Workshop: Embroidery Machine Madness!

* When

  • Sat, February 11 1pm – 4pm
  • Where - LVL1 Hackerspace, The Pointe, 1205 E Washington St Suite LL100, Louisville, KY 40206, USA (map)


  • Create a custom-embroidered blanket & learn how to use an embroidery machine for your own creative projects!
  • https://embmachine.eventbrite.com
  • Instructor: Danielle Blank

Workshop: Sketchup for 3D Printing


  • Sat, February 25 2pm – 4pm


  • LVL1 Hackerspace, The Pointe, 1205 E Washington St Suite LL100, Louisville, KY 40206, USA (map)


  • Learn to design functional parts starting from zero knowledge by designing a 3D printable toy racecar in about 90 minutes.
  • BONUS: If there's enough interest after the class, will also go over Cura and prepping files for 3D printing.


  1. Bring a laptop with a mouse.
  2. Sign up for a sketchup account at: https://app.sketchup.com > Create Trimble ID
  3. MUST REGISTER on Eventbrite to attend (link TBD)
  • Instructor: Nate Armentrout

Want to host an event? We'll make it happen!

See the Hosting Guide on our website: http://www.lvl1.org/hosting-guide/ Need help or materials for a project?

Regular Weekly Meetups


  • If you would like to host a regular meetup, see one of the directors and we can get you set up!


  • Annual Meeting
  • LVL1 Open Meeting

The 3rd Tuesday of every month is the -Directors Meeting -

 Director's Meeting and it is open to the public!
 9:00 pm, in the classroom and on zoom    
 The next one is Feb. 21st 2023 




  • Irregular Movie and Open Build Night - this is happening in the space. C'mon in and be safe. The best night to be in the space to meet folks and learn something.